YORKVILLE – Construction of the new Popeyes on Bridge Street (Route 47) in Yorkville is progressing, with an early fall opening anticipated for the restaurant.

Lynn Dubajic, economic consultant for the United City of Yorkville, reported that construction is "well underway" for the location between the Millhurst Ale House and Rosati's, along the east side of Route 47. She also wrote the franchisee, Texas-based Z&H Foods, has begun hiring for the location.

She said the goal is for the franchise to open by mid-September, adding that she's thrilled to see that the project is close to completion, and called it a bright light in a fairly dim year.

“It’s going to be our shining star,” Dubajic said.

The Popeyes opening will come before an anticipated late fall opening for a Smoothie King franchise within Kendall Marketplace, she said.

"Everything is moving forward in Yorkville," Dubajic said.

Progress on the construction of the new Popeye's near Route 47 in Yorkville has been moving along, with the franchise expected to open in mid-September.
Progress on the construction of the new Popeye's near Route 47 in Yorkville has been moving along, with the franchise expected to open in mid-September.
Construction is underway for the new Popeye's near Route 47 in Yorkville. The franchise is expected to open in September.
Construction is underway for the new Popeye's near Route 47 in Yorkville. The franchise is expected to open in September.